SACRAMENTO, Calif.—The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery has announced nearly $5.5 million in grants to 59 California cities and counties for public improvement projects involving the use of products made from recycled tires.
Also, CalRecycle is providing technical assistance to Bay Area Rapid Transit in its installation of 1,300 tons of recycled rubber as a vibration dampener in its Warm Springs commuter rail extension project.
CalRecycle provides grants of up to $500,000 for each county or municipal project that supports the recovery and reuse of waste tires. According to agency rules, each project must divert at least 2,500 California-generated scrap tires from land filling.
Common scrap tire projects in California include playground cover, landscape mulch, athletic track and field surfaces, pathways, accessibility ramps and agricultural stall mats, CalRecycle said.
Among the projects CalRecycle is funding in its new round of grants are Artificial-surface sports fields, rubber mats for two 40-stall horse barns, and recycled rubber playground surfacing at elementary school playgrounds.